This brave memoir chronicles Pratt's struggle to overcome the repressive traditions of Southern womanhood and live her life honestly. It chronicles her youth, her marriage, her eventual decision to come out as a lesbian, and her life with transgendered activist and author Leslie Feinberg.
Minnie Bruce Pratt is the author of We Say We Love Each Other, Rebellion, Crime Against Nature, Walking Back Up Depot Street, and The Dirt We Ate.
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They accused : Equal rights means unisex bathrooms . Equal rights means
homosexual marriages . They meant : If you challenge gender boundaries , you
will make women more vulnerable to abuse by eliminating gender protection .
The African - American woman eating sushi at the next table may be a woman
lovely in her bones , gestures , tone of voice , but this does not mean that her
genitals are female . If the handsome Filipino man in the upstairs apartment is
down the glass walls . She said , “ But the women showed us our wounds , the
postures of servility , the reproduction of rape and violence that must be ended . ”
She said , “ I know what it means to be touched too much , to be a child in a
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ehough75 - LibraryThing
Amazing. Loved every aspect of this book. She shows how her thoughts and process have developed and changed over the years with both conversaitons, debates, and encounters with the people she has met ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dancingwaves - LibraryThing
An amazing book of vignettes that explore the ideas and intersections of love, sexuality, gender, and identity. A beautiful love letter to her partner, Leslie Feinberg. Read full review